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Confirms: Former Karnataka Chief Minister & Congress leader SM Krishna to join BJP

Confirms: Former Karnataka Chief Minister & Congress leader SM Krishna to join BJP :- Former Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna, 84, had resigned from the Congress’ primary membership last month, will now join the BJP.

Mr Yeddyurappa said that the political leader had decided to join the BJP but was yet to decide on the timing. The BJP leader said, “He is joining 100%”.

Mr Krishna says in an interview that the party had neither given him a role in state politics nor was consulted on key issues by the Congress unit.

When Mr Krishna had announced his resignation last month, Most of the state Congress leaders including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had expressed surprise at the move and asked him to reconsider his decision. But Mr Krishna did not budge.Mr Yeddyurappa had seized the opportunity and offered to welcome Mr Krishna into the party.

Mr Krishna said, “From now on Congress didn’t need mass leaders”, “They only need managers, who can handle a situation.”
Later, the Karnataka BJP chief said: “If he comes, it will add more strength to us”.Mr Yeddyurappa had quickly seized the opportunity and ready to welcome Mr Krishna into the party.

In 1999 and 2004, Mr Krishna was the chief minister of the state credited with encouraging the spectacular growth of the IT industry. Over the next decade, he served as the External Affairs Minister and Maharashtra Governor before returning to Karnataka, he was hoping to play a key role in the state’s politics.But he was increasingly finding himself sidelined.